I joined the Bullet Journal community on Google Plus. There was a request to see our BuJos, so I took some pix.
This is my old bullet journal/calendar. My husband gave me 2 of these small journals for Xmas. I filled this one, but it really is too small for a bullet journal.
The idea of a collection is to gather related data from disparate pages in your bullet journal in one place. Keeping track of what TV shows I like or might like to watch or I might like to watch with my husband or I might want to watch with my kids or I actually do watch with any of those people was a list that was scattered here there and everywhere. I’d get a tip from someone and write it down. I’d hear a review on Fresh Air. I’d read a review who knows where. Etc. etc. Since I average 10 minutes per day to actualy watch what I want to watch, it became really easy to lose track of things, expecially when we decided to ditch the digital video recorder. But now, I have list, and maybe, some day, I can actually watch some of them.
Monthly calendar page: I have a hard time just marking the BIG things like travel or birthdays or parties or deadlines on this page.
Did I mention that I like stickers?
I’ve been using the weekly layout on the left and in the center, but one day, I was bored in a video conference and made up the one on the right. In general, I don’t do 2 page spreads. I tend to just write on the right side because I paste things into the journal, making the left side lumpy, and ink bleeds thru. But sometimes, I do 2 page spreads even when it is lumpy and messy from bleed thru. No consistency there.
And a few daily spreads, all of which I wrote on both sides.
You can see how I “paste” things into my journal in that image with the big blue postit.
I’m almost done with the coffee journal, but I think that I want to carry both the old and the new journal with me for a while. I like the idea of the Midori Traeler’s Notebook, but I need a larger notebook. Then I remembered. I had made a planner with snap in binder rings. Maybe I could use that w/o the binder rings.
The old and new joined together. I altered the binder cover from my previous planner. I had designed it to go over a binder ring and letter sized paper torn in half (5.5×8 inches / 14 cm x 20 cm). I pulled out the “Retro Style” A5 Notebook from Daiso
. It fits beautifully.
Un fortunately, the snap tabs for the ring binder attachment were too bulky under the notebook, so I had to rip them out. I also wanted a soft spine. The current spine has homemade bookboard (aka 2 layers of photo matte board). The cover is 2 pieces, the outer cover in the red, orange, and yellow fabrics. The inner piece, purple, is fabric glued to 3 pieces of homemade bookboard, the spine and the 2 sides. I made it this way so that I could wash the cover if the need arrises. I simply tore the bookboard off the fabric of the inner piece. It left some paper behind, but that’s on the wrong side of the fabric. Only I know, and the 3 people who read my blog.
I’ve been using the same icon key for a while now. This is the third journal that washi tape has been repositioned in. I keep my icons simple.
One of my compatriots in the Bullet Journal community posted a calendar page that used 2 columns per month. I thought that was a really good idea, so I’m giving it a try.
Back pockets and front pockets. I don’t really use any of them, but they are there if I need them.
I decided to carry “writing surfaces”. The orange one with the tab used to go in this planner when it was a binder. It’s very sturdy. The Six Pillars of Character plastic sheet was a school planner cover that one of my kids used. I liked it, so I cut it down to use in the binder planner.
With the cover, the pair of bullet journals closes up nicely.
Tags: bullet journal
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Why is it so hard to get rid of fabric? Why? It just about kills me, even when I know it is going to a sewing friend or to a sewing school in the Philippines via my friend’s charity.
I was going thru my fabric to see if any of the hundreds of yards that I am hoarding might find a home with a sewing friend at an upcoming sewing party. I pulled out a stretch twill, black, with a zebra print on it. It was too short for a skirt, so I was able to give it away. It was a black on black print, so I figured it would be popular.
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But at that point, I was invested in making the skirt. I had previously pulled a flocked, olive green stretch twill to take to the sewing party, but I decided to pull it back to make a fitting toile because I can’t imagine what I was thinking bringing home something with gold flocking on it!
So I made up a toile in the gold flocked olive stretch twill and decided that I liked the pattern.
Ah, the pattern. It is from Burda Plus Magazine Spring/Summer 2006 (E909) pattern 409A, a pegged skirt with yoke.
(sigh) more itty-bitty-ness.
I have it mostly fit. I had to take in the back waist. I probably should lower the front waist, but I’m always hopeful that things won’t drop. I need to take it in over the hip. I’m shaped more like a snowman figure 8 with my hips/tummy and butt coming out sharply from my waist, so I don’t need additional fullness lower down.
So I take the toile apart and look at it. I like the wrong side of the fabric. I used to have a jacket in that color. And, just like that, I decide to keep the fabric and make a wearable skirt.
My dressform is leaning, is slightly smaller than I am, and ends at the high thigh. This makes the skirt hang funny. The skirt has more room in the hip than I need, so that bulging you see just under the yoke, you would see on me.
I need to to take the facing off and take the side seams which includes a zipper to make this fix.
, Burda Plus Magazine
I think it’s American Beauty. None of the other roese on this bush have this sort of center.
Tags: American Beauty
Photo by Chunguita
I like borage flowers in my tea, and I am going to try them in a salad (friend’s recommendation). I started seeds last year in a greenhouse and transplanted. I let those plants go to seed, and this year, I have plenty of lovely borage.
Tags: American Beauty
, bourbon rose
, hybrid perpetual
, la reine victoria
Souvenir de malmaison – my favorite rose, a bourbon rose; blooms can ball in the rain, but it doesn’t rain much here.
Judy Garland, a floribunda; lovely in the spring, but she can’t take the heat.
La Reine, a hybrid perpetual. She does poorly in Livermore.
Ingrid Bergman, hybrid tea. She gets sunburned. She puts on a good show in spring and blooms sporadically in the summer and fall.
Double Delight, hybrid tea.
David Austin rose.
La Reine Victoria, a bourbon rose. She does well in Livermore.
Sonia, a grandiflora, is described as a hothouse rose. Perhaps that is why she does so well in Livermore.
White Climber; I’ve forgotten its name.
Why Not, mini rose.
Tags: bourbon rose
, climbing rose
, david austin
, David Austin rose
, double delight
, hybrid perpetual
, hybrid tea
, Ingrid Bergman
, La Reine
, souvenir de malmaison
, white climber
I added a new gerbera daisy.
The carnations are a few years old.
Santa Barbara Daisy
Wood Hyacinth – I thought I had lost all the white and pinks ones as the wood hyacinths naturalized to my garden, but I was surprised by the pink one when I was weeding.
Spanish Lavender – I love the little wings on this lavender.
Camomile, flanked by ajuga & Santa Barbara daisies
Chives, thyme, and sage
Spanish Lavender, varigated Sage, Columbines, Thyme, Love-in-a-mist, and Licorice Plant
, gerbera daisy
, Licorice Plant
, pear blossoms
, Santa Barbara Daisy
, spanish lavender
, varigated Sage
, wood hyacinth
New Year, a grandiflora
This yellow rose is an old rose. It was in the backyard when we moved in, about 20 years ago. We moved it to the front yard.
, new year